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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 26, 2011 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wilco Live Stream from NPR Music (non-Dead)

all this Wilco talk around here has finally got me interested in them. as a complete newbie to their music, what would you recommend as a good starting ground? not looking for their most popular songs. what material do you think a deadhead like myself would most appreciate?

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 26, 2011 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wilco Live Stream from NPR Music (non-Dead)

Depends on what you like I guess. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is by far their most famous album, and it's pretty amazing. But they do a nice variety of music, from straight-up folk to country to pretty aggressive and noisy rock. My favorite albums are Summerteeth and YHF, so I'd start there. Mermaid Avenue is also a great album of "new" Woody Guthrie songs that they wrote and recorded with Billy Bragg (obviously on the folkier end of the spectrum).

They're also an amazing live band, in my opinion, so you might want to check some of that stuff out too (like the link above, for instance).

If you want to see what their guitarist, Nels Cline, is capable of, then check out this video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPAbjNT7nQY

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 26, 2011 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wilco Live Stream from NPR Music (non-Dead)

I really enjoyed "Impossible Germany." Very cool melodies and interesting guitar work. Good song on all ends. The only kind of Wilco I'm not interested in is the aggressive noisy rock. Their folk stuff would probably interest me the most. Gonna check out Yankee Hotel Foxtrot next.

Some of what I've heard so far reminds me of Lou Reed.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 26, 2011 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wilco Live Stream from NPR Music (non-Dead)

Being there is the album that turned me on to them but I agree with snow and rain as Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Summer Teeth being my favorite albums as well. My PC is STILL down or I'd send you something. Check out the site Owl and Bear, lots of free downloads there. Also, the movie I am trying to break your heart is incredible. Documents the bands meltdown while making Yankee Hotel.

Oh yeah one more thing. They did a run of Chicago shows in Feb 2008 and are probably some of he BEST shows ever. They attempted to takle as much of their entire catelog as possible and the results are amazing

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 26, 2011 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wilco Live Stream from NPR Music (non-Dead)

If you listen long enough you'll hear a lot of different influences... Dylan, W. Guthrie, Crazy Horse, even the Dead if you hear the right numbers. This one kind of reminds me of Tom Waits...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0JYKOTUdd0&;feature=related

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Poster: clashcity Date: Sep 26, 2011 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wilco Live Stream from NPR Music (non-Dead)

Surprisingly no one has mentioned Being There which I believe is a more appropriate starting point to Wilco.

All the other stuff is great, but IMO Being There is tough to top. Although, I must admit I'm more into the Country Fried type stuff...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlOQFB4B3KE (ok, well this one goes punk towards the ends, but goes to show their range)

Also - If you really want to get back to the nexus of the whole thing (No Depression) grab yourself some Uncle Tupelo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppiol9oetOk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7CGkuLEs5U

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 26, 2011 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wilco Live Stream from NPR Music (non-Dead)

I was just listening to Uncle Tupelo! I really like them. Been listening to Yankee Foxtrot, so far i absolutely love these 4 tracks:
-ashes of american flags
-i'm trying to break your heart
-pot kettle black
-kamera

i'm really like tweedy. seems like a tom waits/lou reed/billy corgan/woody guthrie/bob dylan hybrid

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